May 2013

Red Devils Place 3rd & 8th at State Track and Field

by Jeff Wales, Boys Head Track Coach
Track State 2013 Girls 4x4
Track BYU 2013 4x1
Track State 2013 Boys 4x1
Track State 2013 Mindy Stapel
Track State 2013 Mindy and Genna

The Lady Red Devils Girls Track and Field Team took a commanding third place win in State competition, Boys Team was eighth. Highlights of the meet were: Mindy Stapel was high point athlete of the meet for 4A Girls scoring 34 points. She took 1st in long jump, 2nd high jump, 2nd 100m hurdles, and 2nd 300m hurdles. She also broke the 300m hurdles school record. Freshman Megan Robinson was 8th in the 1600m (freshman school record, top freshman in state), and 10th in the 800m (also a freshman record). Genna Murray was 4th in the 300m hurdles (sophomore record). McKayla Montgomery was 7th in the 200m, and 8th in the 400m. Holly Sumsion was 8th in high jump. The 4x400 relay team of Genna Murray, Megan Robinson, Teija Rosenberg, and McKayla Montgomery placed 2nd.  The 4x100m relay team of Ciara Snapp, McKayla Montgomery, Genna Murray, and Teija Rosenberg placed 4th.  The Medley relay team of Ciara Snapp, Jena Murdock, Teija Rosenberg, and Megan Robinson placed 7th (school record).

Jessi Noll took 5th in the 200m (new school record) and 6th in the 100m (new school record). Kalin Snapp was 7th in the 200m. Dallen Stark was 3rd in high jump, 8th in the 300m hurdles. Nik Grosland 8th in the discus. The 4x100m relay team of Kalin Snapp, Jake Johnson, Taylor Cannon, and Jessi Noll were 2nd.  The 4x400m relay team of Taylor Cannon, Jake Johnson, Kalin Snapp, and Jessi Noll took 4th (school record).

Class of 2013 Co-Salutatorians Named

photo by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013

Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013.

SHS Orchestra Teacher wins top award

by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Dr. Tsugawa

Congratulations to Sam Tsugawa, recipient of the 2013 Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Education.  The Beverly Taylor Sorenson Legacy Foundation will honor Dr. Tsugawa, six other music educators, and other accomplished arts educators from around Utah at a banquet on Tuesday, May 21.  Each award recipient will receive a $2500 grant from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation to be used in their respective arts programs.  

Mike Brown, principal of Springville High School, and other colleagues who nominated Dr. Tsugawa for the Sorenson Legacy Award wrote, “Dr. Tsugawa is a respected advocate for the arts.”  His involvement as a public school music educator, teacher mentor, and senior adult music advocate is “evidence of the lasting legacy of music education experiences Dr. Tsugawa has imparted for his students, his profession, and the community.  His contributions to music teaching and learning will ensure a tradition of quality music education for generations.”  

Congratulations, Dr. Tsugawa!

SHS Talent Show

Jackson Averett and Erin Thomas
Annee and Brooke Lange
Ethan Knowlton and Cordon Farris
Caden Swenson
Cordon Farris
Men's Choir

On Friday, April 26, Springville High held it's annual student body talent show.  We have amazing talent at SHS!

Lunch and an Artist -- featuring Emma Graves

Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Emma Graves.jpg
Lunch and an Artist

On Wednesday, May 8, Springville High's library sponsored "Lunch and an Artist" featuring SHS's Art Sterling Scholar, Emma Graves. Emma showcased her art work and spoke with students and faculty celebrating her success as an artist and encouraging others to pursue their own passion in art. Emma's art teacher is Mr. Alan Lewis, who is retiring this year after teaching at Springville High for over 30+ years.

Don’t Text and Drive

by Casey Thobe and Candice Lee, SHS Staff Writers
Leslee Hensen

On Wednesday, April 24, Springville High sponsored an after school assembly, “Don’t Drive Stupid.” Keynote speaker was Leslee Hensen who related a personal story when she was injured and her husband killed by someone texting and driving. Driving and texting are not something to boast about. You might think it’s a talent; but it’s not. It will cause accidents, crashes, and lawsuits, and deaths.

Hensen told the student body about how she was in the Provo Hospital ICU (intensive care unit) for 15 days. She suffered from brain and head trauma that included more than 5,000 stiches with more surgery to come. She lost her husband to this accident because of someone texting and driving. At the assembly Leslee touched many students and teachers’ hearts with her story. She may have even convinced some people to stop texting and driving.

Although Henson had a hard time talking about it, she pulled through and told her story of why it is not safe to text and drive. According to Haley Warner, Leslee and Dave’s daughter, Dave pushed Leslee out of the way and took the impact himself. Because of Dave, Leslee is here today talking about her accident to teenagers, adults, and even the elderly.

Texting while driving is not a “skill” one wishes to acquire; it’s nothing you should even try to do, because if you do, it might just take someone’s life away or yours. Accidents can happen at any moment, even if you are not the one who is texting and driving, you could be the next one to get into a car accident because of it. Or, who knows, you could be the cause of an accident because you were the one texting and driving.